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Guanajuato, Mexico
Reviewed 12 September 2015

It's a Mexican hotel. Cheap, in a great location by the zocalo. We stayed in a small room with a bed for two and a private bathroom and it was just fine. It was tiny, but the money we saved on a bigger room was better spent on the double decker bus tour. It had a TV and Internet, what...

1Thank Lemmingnot1
Udine, Italy
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Yes, it's cheap (10-15 euros per night, shared bathroom) so do net expect anything better than an old, small room. If you are lucky you will also get a window (otherwise, only a very small opening). But cleanliness is ok, location is great (walking distance from the Zocalo, walking distance from two metro stops, walking distance from the metrobus for...

1Thank kingmarroni
Travelers Rest, South Carolina
Reviewed 25 August 2015

I stayed in one of the tiny rooms at fourth floor. It's very clean and staff as very friendly. Even the internet works better than in many more expensive hotels I've stayed. Location is also great and not noisy.

2Thank Carl C
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Great place to stay in Mexico City. The hotel is in an excellent location. We stayed in a double room with private bathroom. Ask for a room with a window. The room was of a good size and really clean. The staff were really friendly and helpful during our stay. Great value for money. Would definitely recommend and look forward...

1Thank kathtek
Toluca, Mexico
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Centrally located and a stones throw away from the main sights and Madero. Rooms are nicely sized with free wifi and are very quiet. The building is nice and has been there for over 100 years. Staff are very helpful. Value for money for the location. The hotel also has its own restaurant with a variety of tasty choices. The...

2Thank pelawo
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Very central location, it's practically on the main high street. Nice, clean, spacious rooms and friendly staff. Window was small and room got a little stuffy also WiFi connection is very poor. Overall a great place to stay. The location really makes this place.

1Thank ShakiraDamji
Reviewed 2 April 2015 via mobile

It's definitely a budget hotel in the heart of the city. The rooms are pretty small but do the job, there is a tv with a few channels and sink and mirror in the room. The cleaners came in everyday with fresh towels and cleaned the room, the shared bathrooms are clean enough but there is only 2 toilets and...

1Thank AndyAnnable
San Carlos, Mexico
Reviewed 2 January 2015

Really good combination of location and value. And if you like a bed that is firm without being hard, Hotel Principal has wonderful beds, and you can sleep soundly here. Interesting hotel layout with a spacious central atrium and very tall ceilings and doors in the rooms. The budget rooms you'll be offered by a booking service do not have...

5Thank Islenia
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 November 2014

I've stayed in other hotels nearby but, always come back to Hotel Principal mainly because of the location and comfortable bed and pillows. The bathrooms have been modernized, always lots of hot water and good shower pressure. The rooms are clean, have excellent wifi and a bottle of water is provided each day. The cleaning staff are most helpful...once even...

4Thank kittyscuba
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 21 October 2014

I landed in Mexico very early in the morning, when I got to the hotel I didn't expect I can check-in immediately. Suprisingly I did! and I stayed there for 6 days to cure my jet lag. The hotel is at a good location, It's just right beside the 5 de mayo pedestrian street(the centre of centro historico). I had...

4Thank weile91

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Centro Historico
The beating heart of the city lies within Centro Histórico, the vast expanse of historical buildings and monuments that are a must when exploring Mexico City. Places such as the Museo Biblioteca Palacio Postal, Casa de los Azulejos and Palacio de Bellas Artes are the perfect eye candy for anyone seeking to admire arts and architecture. Don't forget to visit the wide variety of markets and plazas where any vintage item, handicrafts and jewelry characteristic of each state in Mexico can be found on Sundays. Admire majestic views of the city from the Monumento a la Revolución and Torre Latinoamericana, and round out the experience with restaurants of all cuisines nearby.
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Address: Calle Bolivar 29 | Centro Histórico, Mexico City 06000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Mexico City > Centro Historico
Price Range: $15 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hotel Principal 1.5*
Number of rooms: 186
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“Cheap but Bad room”
 of 5 bubbles Thecatalanboss, 1 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The budget rooms do not have windows to the street, but do have windows that open to spacious ventilation shafts (ours had a huge potted plant in it) that extend upward to the open sky and provide a draft of fresh air and some diffuse natural light.”
 of 5 bubbles Islenia, 2 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Get a room on the first floor and avoid the elevator,”
 of 5 bubbles zaphod_es, 8 Jun 2014 | Read review
“DON'T choose the cheapest rooms with shared bathrooms ask to change the small 3x2 room to the bigger one, and the same price has bigger rooms with a desk and mirror Don't stay in the room close to the bathroom 4 floor is with the worse rooms”
 of 5 bubbles IvetaT_13, 29 Apr 2014 | Read review
“The gate to the hotel is a bit difficult to find. You may find it easier with the help of local people. In other words, ask them !”
 of 5 bubbles Tomoaki_Kirino, 27 Apr 2014 | Read review
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